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Alaine Griffin

Alaine GriffinAdjunct Instructor of Journalism
State editor, Hartford Courant
B.A., University of Southern California, Print Journalism and B.A., English/Creative Writing
Office: Morrill 202
Phone: (203) 392-5800


Publications and Experience

Alaine Griffin is the state editor for the Hartford Courant, where she has worked since 2000. She previously worked as a journalist in New Haven, Conn., Florida, North Carolina and California. She has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and New England Associated Press News Executives Association, including top honors for her coverage of the 2010 trial of Cheshire home-invasion suspect Steven Hayes. She has served on the Connecticut Judicial Branch's Public Access Task Force, charged with examining the openness and public accessibility of the courts and was a panelist at the symposium, “Sandy Hook and Beyond: Breaking News, Trauma and Aftermath” at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University. She has appeared on NBC’s “Dateline” and “Today,” CNN, truTV’s “In Session,” NPR’s “Morning Edition” and in a recent PBS Frontline documentary. 

Courses Taught

JRN 375 - Courts and Crime